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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Middle District of Pennsylvania

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, January 30, 2020

U.S. Attorney’s Office Honors 32 Individuals In Awards Ceremony For Outstanding Efforts In Fighting Crime

Harrisburg – The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that U.S. Attorney David J. Freed presented awards on Thursday, January 30, 2020, to 32 individuals, including law enforcement officers, agency counsel and private citizens for their outstanding efforts in fighting crime.

“We are pleased and proud to have the opportunity to recognize the contributions of our local, state and federal partners from throughout the Middle District,” said U.S. Attorney Freed.  “Too often, the hard work of unsung heroes goes unrecognized. Today’s ceremony emphasizes the industry and dedication that fuels our efforts to reduce crime and enhance public safety.”

The award recipients are being honored for their distinguished service, lifetime service and outstanding contributions to cooperative law enforcement. Those honored at Thursday’s ceremony included:

Two law enforcement members received the Lifetime Service Award which recognized their many years of exemplary service to their agency:   

  • York County Drug Task Force Detective Sergeant Craig Fenstermacher; and
  • Retired Special Agent Chris Kegerreis with the IRS, Criminal Investigation Division.

Four law enforcement members received an Award For Outstanding Contributions to Cooperative Law Enforcement for significantly increasing cooperation among law enforcement agencies:

  • York County District Attorney David W. Sunday;
  • ATF Special Agent Jarrod Chittum;
  • One PA State Police Task Force Officer working with FBI’s Safe Street Task Force in Harrisburg; and
  • PA State Police Task Force Officer Shawn Wolfe working with FBI’s Safe Street Task Force in Harrisburg.

Associate Regional Counsel for Criminal Enforcement, Environmental Protection Agency, Martin Harrell received an Award For Outstanding Contributions As a Special  Assistant United States Attorney for his contributions as the primary contact for all Middle District environmental criminal cases prosecuted by this office for over thirty years and for serving as a Special Assistant United States Attorney on many of those matters.

C.A.R.E. Court volunteer Albert R. Murray, Esquire received an award for Community Service for his six years of dedicated volunteer service to the Middle District Court Assisted Re-entry (C.A.R.E.) program.

The following individuals received an Award For Distinguished Service for their exceptional work of the “Southside” investigation that led to the successful prosecution of approximately 30 members of the Southside gang, a violent criminal enterprise that operated in York County.

  • Retired Special Agent Scott Endy, ATF;
  • Special Agent Ryan Anderson, ATF;
  • Detective Scott Nadzom, York City P.D.;
  • Detective Paul DeHart, York City P.D.;
  • Detective Andrew Shaffer, York City P.D;
  • Retired Detective Barton Seelig, York City P.D.;
  • Detective Zachary Pelton, York City P.D.;
  • Detective Timothy Shermeyer, York City P.D.;
  • Detective Travis Sowers, York City P.D.;
  • Detective Andy Baez, York City P.D.;
  • Detective Kyle Hower, York City P.D.;
  • Lt. William Wentz, York City P.D. and
  • Police Officer Stephen Aderhold, York City P.D.

Five law enforcement members received an Award for their Distinguished Service for their tireless efforts of the Dr. Fui Li prosecution of a corrupt physician who operated a massive “pill mill” under the guise of a pain management clinic:

  • DEA Diversion Investigator James Hischar;
  • DEA Diversion Investigator Louis Callavini;
  • DEA Diversion Investigator Denise Williamson;
  • DEA Diversion Investigator William E. Davis; and
  • IRS Special Agent Carmine Pellegrino.

The following law enforcement members received an Award for Distinguished Service for their outstanding efforts of the “cross-border fraud” investigation that led to criminal charges being filed against 54 Canadian individuals and 23 domestic defendants since 2007 for various international mass-marketing consumer fraud schemes victimizing senior citizens nationwide of millions of dollars:

  • United States Postal Inspection Service Investigative Support Analyst Nicholas M. Alicea;
  • United States Postal Inspection Service Investigative Support Analyst Michael C. Hartman;
  • United States Postal Inspection Service Investigative Support Analyst David L. Bobersky;
  • United States Postal Inspection Service Inspector James F. Wilson; and
  • United States Postal Inspection Service General Analyst Sharon R. Miller.

United States Postal Inspector Michael J. Corricelli received an Award for Distinguished Service for his many years of exceptional service to the Middle District in serious child exploitation and drug trafficking investigations.

The year 2020 marks the 150th anniversary of the Department of Justice.  Learn more about the history of our agency at www.Justice.gov/Celebrating150Years

 

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Updated January 30, 2020